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Chamber Music of Murray Gross: Talking in my Sleep / Musique 21. Jennifer Kennard, flute; Takeshi Abo, violin; Osiris Molina, clarinet

Album Summary

>Gross, Murray : Folie a deux, for flute & clarinet
>Gross, Murray : Under the Influence, for wind ensemble
>Gross, Murray : Cloud Forest, for flute, viola & harp
>Gross, Murray : Waiting, Again, for Lady Yang, for clarinet
>Gross, Murray : Between Friends, for flute & guitar
>Gross, Murray : Talking in My Sleep, for violin
>Gross, Murray : Spring Fever, for flute & double bass
>Gross, Murray : Imagine All the People, for chamber ensemble
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The CD contains collection of chamber music by an award-winning composer and conductor, Murray Gross. Dr. Gross studied at Michigan State University, the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Chosen by Antal Dorati to serve as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, Gross was also Music Director of Michigan's West Shore Symphony from 1982 through 2001. As a frequent guest conductor throughout Europe, South America, and the United States he worked with soloists such as Jessye Norman, Joshua Bell, Paula Robison, Carter Brey, Misha Dichter and many others. Currently Assistant Professor of Music at Alma College, Dr. Gross conducts the Alma Symphony and teaches composition, theory, and film music. Compositions by Murray Gross have been heard in venues around the world, played by numerous professional and collegiate ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Nobilis Trio, the Peninsula Festival Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Winds. His music has been broadcast over National Public Radio and received many honors including a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Award. Urban Myth, recorded by the North Texas Wind Symphony on the GIA Windworks series, is featured in volume 8 of "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin's Studio "The Ballroom"; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.



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Works Details

>Gross, Murray : Folie à deux, for flute & clarinet
  • Performers: Jennifer Kennard (Flute); Osiris Molina (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Murray Goss
  • Ensemble: Musique 21
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Gross, Murray : Under the Influence, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: John Whitwell
  • Ensemble: Michigan State Chamber Winds
  • Running Time: 10 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gross, Murray : Cloud Forest, for flute, viola & harp
  • Ensemble: Woodland Trio
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2002
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gross, Murray : Waiting, Again, for Lady Yang, for clarinet
  • Performer: Osiris Molina (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Gross, Murray : Between Friends, for flute & guitar
  • Ensemble: Folias
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Gross, Murray : Talking in My Sleep, for violin
  • Performer: Takeshi Abo (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Gross, Murray : Spring Fever, for flute & double bass
  • Ensemble: Extreme Duality
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gross, Murray : Imagine All the People, for chamber ensemble
  • Conductor: Murray Gross
  • Ensemble: Musique 21
  • Running Time: 11 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005
  • Studio/Live: Live